New Tyne Bridge (1928)

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    Full titles read: "New Tyne Bridge - one of the greatest engineering feats of the century... opened by the King & Queen." Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear. Various shots of work on the new Tyne Bridge; men digging and trucks going past laden with sacks of cement. Intertitle reads: "...then... the flinging of the two great steel arches, weighing 4,500 tons... across the Tyne... 1927..." M/S of two sections of the arch of the bridge in place, but not meeting over the top yet. Intertitle reads: "... and then... the two halves lowered into position and linked together... " [intertitle is held out of rack making the remainder unreadable.] M/S of men working at the top of the arch as it it joined together. Intertitle reads: " a 38 ft. road, with double tram track 93 ft. above the water, is suspended from that mighty arch." Good M/S of the finished Tyne Bridge, lined with people. High angle L/S of crowds cheering as a horse-drawn carriage comes along the road. King George V and Queen Mary wave from the carriage. A small girl stands beside the stationary carriage, hands a large book or card to Queen Mary and makes a low curtsey. The King and Queen take their places on a platform with several other people; King George puts on his glasses to make a speech, then pulls a lever to open two barriers on the bridge, declaring it open. M/S of the bridge. M/S of the King and Queen in their carriage; high angle L/S of them travelling over the bridge in the carriage. Brief shots of the city around the bridge. Panning shot of the old Tyne Bridge. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: Join us on Facebook at: Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:746.13
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    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 10 months ago
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